lohidoc wrote:If your veins are that bad I'd be inclined to keep the port. Biggest issue is port associated DVT (like I got). Regular flushing, and I strongly suggest low dose aspirin.
Phuong wrote:I was on the old model as well. Kept it in for 5 years with no real problems. I had the initial issue with infection when they put it in, but once that was resolved it was smooth sailing. I actually just had it taken out in November because I moved further away from the cancer center and I wasn't so diligent about going in to have it flushed, so it was a bit more difficult to get proper blood return. I felt like it was time for me to have it taken out, but my onc said that he had a patient keep theirs for over 10 years and that it was fine. Like Lohidoc said, just make sure to keep it flushed.
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests